Mark 6:1 And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.
Mark 6:2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?
Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
Mark 6:4 But Jesus, said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
Mark 6:5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
Mark 6:6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
Brothers, we as children of God are to go about doing His work. All the work that we do may not be received by our family, our friends, or even our own house. But, that is not to keep us from doing God's work. For we see here in Mark 6:1-6 that neither did Jesus' family nor friends receive his teaching. We are told here that many were astonished at the wisdom and the mighty works done by his hand. But, they were offended at him.
Why would we think that it should be any different for us. Are we accepted by our own kin, house, or country? A very few will actually accept us as ministers of His Word. But, that does not mean that we will stop our work. John the Baptist thought himself unworthy to be in service to Jesus. John 1:27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
Jesus has commanded us to love our brothers in Christ.
John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
My previous message was titled, FORGIVE. It teaches that first we are to forgive, then love, then believe, then receive the blessings of the Lord. When we walk in this each day it will not matter who receives or accepts our work, on behalf of Jesus and God the Father. For we, forgive those who do not, but we keep right on going out of our love for our brothers, our kin, and our family, as well as the lost of this world.
As John the Baptist thought himself unworthy, we also may fill unworthy of his love and grace at times. But, we are made worthy by the blood of Jesus. We were made a new creature in Christ Jesus. Worthy is the Lamb! Praise God! We are worthy because of Jesus.
God Bless you my brothers,
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